Lacewood Primary School

Always try your best to be your best

Food in School

We pride ourselves on providing a healthy varied menu, which the children of Lacewood Primary School can choose from on a daily basis. Children can choose from a variety of different options - hot dinner, vegetarian hot dinner or a jacket potato. Should your child not want a school dinner, we ask that you provide a healthy packed lunch in a suitable container with your child’s name on. Water or fruit juice should be provided in a suitable container. Fizzy pop, chocolate bars and packets of sweets are not permitted.


To celebrate the use of our learning buddies, at lunchtime, we hold a ‘Learning Buddy Table’ each Friday. Children are nominated, by the dining staff, using the learning buddy criteria. The children who are chosen are invited to have lunch on a special table with the Head teacher, Mrs Stratton.


School Meals are £1.96 a day payable or £9.80 a week. This is payable weekly, in advance, through Parent Pay. If you require any login details please see the office staff.

 

Healthy Lunch Box Policy

 

Does your child qualify for free school meals?


Your child will qualify for free schools meals if you're receiving one of the following benefits:


• income support

• income based job seekers allowance

• income related employment and support allowance

• guarantee element of state pension credit

• child tax credit with no working tax credit and have an income as assessed by the Inland Revenue that does not exceed £16,190 (subject to change annually)

• support under Part 1V of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

• universal credit


Children who receive a qualifying benefit it their own right are also entitled to receive free school meals.


Your child won’t qualify for free school meals if you're receiving working tax credits and disabled working tax credits.


From September 2014, all infant age pupils (Reception Year, Year 1 and Year 2) will be entitled to receive a free school meal.


Universal infant free school meals


All infant age pupils (Reception/Years 1 and 2) are entitled to receive a free school meal.

Although infant children will automatically receive a free school meal, we're asking families who have a statutory entitlement to free school meals to complete an application form online so that we can check if the school is entitled to receive Pupil Premium for your child.

The Pupil Premium grant is provided by the government for each eligible child and this money is used to fund valuable support in school.

 

Even if you don’t want your child to receive a free school meal, we'd ask you to complete the application form so that your child’s school receives as much funding as possible:

If you need help and advice with this please speak to Mrs Foster in the school office.

Thank you.